Korean mathematical society is established in the year 1946. 2016 is considered as the 70th anniversary for the Society. Its history describes the colourful road of growth & ordeals the Korean mathematical community took since Korea’s liberation and demonstrates an outstanding advancement that has rarely been witnessed.
In 1982, three SCI papers have been published by Korean mathematicians. This number, were increased to ten in the early 1990s, increased explosively in the 2000s. In June 2006, Korea’s International Mathematical Union (IMU) group category elevated from Group 2 to Group 4. Such group change of two steps at once is still unheard of in the history of IMU and has amazed the entire global mathematical community. By 2012, statistics Korea has published 943 SCI papers and was ranked 11th in the world’s ranking of numbers of mathematical papers. Yong Hoon Lee is the president of the Korean mathematical society & he is also servicing as a professor in mathematics at Pusan national university.